Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Micra 2010

1.2 Visia , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2010

Nissan Micra crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 84%
Child Occupant 79%
Pedestrian 58%
Safety Assist 57%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat occupants. However, structures in the dashboard posed a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions and protection for the knee/femur/pelvis body region was rated as marginal. In the side barrier impact, protection of most body regions was rated as good. Dummy readings for the chest were also good but the car was penalised for loading the dummy in an unrealistic way, and the protection was rated as fair. In the more sever side pole test, dummy readings of rib deflection indicated marginal protection of the chest. Protection of the neck against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision was rated as marginal.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled by means of a switch, allowing a rearward facing restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The dangers of using a child seat in that seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly indicated on labels in the car.

Pedestrian

The bumper scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bumper offered marginal protection in most areas tested. Good protection was provided by the bonnet in most areas where the head of child might strike However, predominantly poor protection was provided in those areas likely to by struck by an adult's head.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment. A seatbelt reminder system is standard for the driver's seat. A driver-set speed limitation device is fitted to equipment grades other than the 'Visia' cars assessed.

applies from VIN MDHFBUK13U0027824